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Aquatic Fitness

Aquacise:  A moderate aerobic workout in shallow water.

AquaZumba: Zumba is designed for everyone of every shape and fitness level! Anyone can start a AquaZumba class and have fun. All exercisers from beginner to advanced will enjoy the benefits of an Aqua-Zumba class. In Aqua –Zumba it is ideal that the water is at chest level when standing.

Hydropower:  This class incorporates the Hydro-Fit resistance system in deep and shallow water.

CLICK HERE to download the current Pool Schedule

Warm Water Therapy:  An open time in our instructional pool for therapy. Free to members.

Swim Lessons

At the Y, swimming is a life skill. Our swim lessons prepare kids of all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water, building strong swimmers and confident kids.

Our new Learn-to-Swim program looks a little different! While the class names may have changed, the quality of lessons and fun we provide every week will not. Click the following links for more information to help you determine which stage your swimmer will transition to:

If you need assistance determining which level is best for your child, please contact Sam Larson, Aquatics Director | 712.262.3782.

 For online registration to youth classes, click here .


Safety Around Water (formerly Splash) is a national YMCA program that has had great success in many communities. First or second grade children in the Spencer school system have been targeted because drowning is second only to motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States in children of that age group. Children currently enrolled in first or second grade may sign up for the Spencer Family YMCA progressive swim lesson program free of charge whether you are a member or a program participant. This program will be incorporated in the following sessions: Fall I, Fall II, Fall III, Winter I, Winter II, Spring, Summer I & Summer II. Children may only sign up for one session and must be enrolled in first or second grade during the current school year. Please stop by the Member Services Center to sign up!

For Youth Aquatics schedule, please visit our program brochure

Lifeguard Classes

The Y offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Classes with a Blended Format.

CLICK HERE for information on our next Certification Class

Adult Swim Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn how to swim, but just couldn't get up enough courage? Our instructors are patient and understanding. Have fun learning basic swimming and safety skills. 

For current Swim Lesson information and schedules, CLICK HERE to download the latest Program Guide.
For more information, contact Sam Larson, Aquatics Director | 712.262.3782